Some of my research (Domesday related) appeared in the online press this week – Children face postcode lottery for communication aids – In ‘Children and Young People Now’ (picture is their own).
There is a postcode lottery in accessing electronic aids for children and young people with communication impairments, new research suggests.
Electronic aids can be vital for helping disabled young people communicate. Image: Communication Matters
More than five years after the publication of the Bercow Review, which first highlighted the inconsistent nature of NHS provision of communication aids across England, analysis of data has discovered “strong evidence” that a postcode lottery still exists for children and young people.
The research by Royal Holloway academic Joseph Reddington found that there was no provision of communication aids for children, young people or adults in a range of NHS regions across the country
The link is now broken, but it was nice while it was there.